Early Childhood Education, Care Centres and OSCAR programmes

Early Childhood Education, Care Centres and OSCAR programmes

A separate grant round is called for annually for licensed not-for-profit, community based Early Childhood Education, Care Centres and OSCAR programmes within the Trust region.

Applications open on the 1 April and close on the 29 April this year. The purpose of the grant round is to support projects that: 

  • Address health and safety hazards at the centre.
  • Improve a building or playground
  • Assist with new or replacement equipment (including computers) and play equipment.

The maximum grant payable is $2,000.

Applications for 2016 are now closed.

Application Eligibility Criteria 

Macarthy Trust Funding Region

  • Applicants must be operating within the Trust's regions (see map - click for a larger view).
  • Applicants must operate independently from any national or umbrella organisation, eg kindergartens associations, play centre associations, Plunkets, Pacific Island language groups, Salvation Army, Barnardos or Kohanga Reo's. 
  • Applicants must be an incorporated society or charitable trust.
  • Applicants must be licensed by the Ministry of Education.
  • Centres under management of/sponsored by an umbrella organisation (such as a school or a church) must supply clearly separated financial accounts or budgets.
  • Grants will NOT be made to centres for costs relating to on-going operational expenses such as rent, electricity or wages/salaries. 
  • Grants will not be made to centres for items, services or projects in retrospect.